Food Drive

On Sundays, May 27 and June 3, we have the opportunity to give back to our community this summer by collecting food for local charities that are on the front-lines caring for the needy in our communities.

To find out more information and to pick up your Love Works bag, stop by the front lobby during our Sunday Worship Experiences.

Local Partners

Rockford, IL – Northern Illinois Food Bank
Cape Coral, FL – Cape Coral Caring Center

Items Needed

  • Whole grain cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Brown rice
  • Canned fruits in juice
  • Low sodium canned vegetables
  • Instant breakfast drink mix (no suggar added)
  • Low sodium pasta sauces
  • Low sodium soups
  • Spices and seasonings
  • Dry, whole beans
  • Lentils
  • Canned chicken (in water)
  • Canned tuna (in water)
  • All natural peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Jelly (grape and strawberry, preferably)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Fresh produce
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned pasta
  • Dry potatotes
  • Canned chicken and beef
  • Hearty soup
  • Baked beans/pork and beans
  • Canned tomoatoes/tomato sauce
  • Rice (1 or 2 pound bags)
  • Bar soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair products
  • Toothpaste

If you have any questions, please email

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God Behind Bars

On Sunday, Pastor Jeremy spoke a message about how Jesus was for those who are overlooked and ignored, and He asks us to do the same.

“Whenever you do one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was Me – you did it to Me.” – Matthew 25:40

As a way to put the love of Jesus into action, Pastor Jeremy announced our latest Love Works initiative would focus on investing into the lives of the inmates at the Dixon Correctional Center and the Hardee Correctional Institution.

Our God Behind Bars locations are an incredible opportunity for us to show the love of Jesus to men who society has pushed to the margins and help them find faith in Jesus and experience life-change. Click below to watch Andrew’s story of finding Jesus at our Dixon Correctional Center location.

We have an opportunity to reach 4,070 prisoners between Dixon and Hardee.

For just $21, we can make an eternal difference in the life of an inmate! These funds will go directly towards:

  • Building into their faith community
  • Facilitating a weekly service
  • New materials for spiritual growth
  • Ongoing ministry

Will you help us show love to our church family at Dixon and Hardee by giving?

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Burkina Faso

This past weekend, Pastor Jeremy shared the many exciting ways we are going to impact our communities in 2018 by putting the love of Jesus into ACTION. Not only are we bringing hope for all to the state-line area, we are also bringing hope to those around the globe.

City First Church, in partnership with Compassion International, has the privilege of sponsoring 3 villages in Burkina Faso, West Africa. One of these villages has over 350 children, which has maxed out the local church facility.

Click to watch Pastor Jeremy explain how City First Church is going to fund the expansion of this ministry!

How our giving will bring hope

  • More children and families will be able to hear the message of Jesus.
  • More children will have the opportunity to learn about health and hygiene.
  • More families are forever impacted by Jesus and His local church!

How you can help

If each person gives just $17, we’ll be able to fully fund an expansion of their ministry space.

For the cost of 3 Starbucks drinks, you can help impact a community with the hope of Jesus!

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(Suggested donation of $17)